The Grand Failure
Few people can claim more thorough knowledge and understanding of the Soviet system than Zbigniew Brzezinski. This is the original book that explained and predicted the demise of the Soviet Union.
Brzezinski properly predicted that the introduction of political reforms without economic reforms would bring the system to an eventual grind.
Divided into six parts, this well-documented, readable book describes Lenin’s conspiracy of power to force a destruction of society by mass terrorism; consolidation of one-party rule behind a facade of intellectual and cultural openness; and the creation of a system that allowed Stalin to pulverize society and nurtured Brezhnev’s party-boss corruption, economic backwardness, social stagnation, and the vested interests of totalitarian leaders.
Brzezinski explores the dilemma of changes confronting Soviet leaders, and explains why he believes that communism will be unable to make these changes. He provides readers with some masterful insights into what has happened and what could happen.
254 pages; hardcover
This book is out of print.